Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a British charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by cystic fibrosis, hired workplace design firm Oktra, to design their new offices in London, England.
“Working closely with their appointed move team, our designer and project manager carried out detailed design workshops to gain a deep understanding of their brief and vision. Their main priority was to create a floor plan that encouraged communication and collaboration and allowed people with Cystic Fibrosis to use the space more than one at a time. We explored the prospect as to whether it was possible to design a space where two people with the condition could come to the office at once or within a short space of each other. After extensive research and testing our team constructed a large open plan design with multifunctional furniture and spaces to ensure people with Cystic Fibrosis could use the space together. To encourage flexible and collaborative working we created a balance between fixed desks and hot desks.Technology was also a focal point in this design as video conferencing is used daily to conduct meetings and conferences. We created a large meeting room with a foldable wall and high-specification speakers. The materials we used were clean and modern, with some items donated. We wanted to keep the space bright, airy and fun, yet maintain professionalism. We incorporated their positive messaging throughout the space on wall graphics and screens. As yellow is their brand colour it played a main role in the accent colour. We used their secondary colour palette on furniture and finishes to create a sleek and fun look,” says Oktra